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Manchester by the Sea (2016)

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A depressed uncle is asked to take care of his teenage nephew after the boy's father dies.

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Kenneth Lonergan
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Casey Affleck ... Lee Chandler
Ben O'Brien ... Young Patrick
Kyle Chandler ... Joe Chandler
Richard Donelly Richard Donelly ... Mr. Martinez (1st Tenant)
Virginia Loring Cooke Virginia Loring Cooke ... Mrs. Groom (2nd tenant)
Quincy Tyler Bernstine ... Marianne (3rd Tenant)
Missy Yager ... Mrs. Olsen (4th Tenant)
Stephen McKinley Henderson ... Mr. Emery
Ben Hanson Ben Hanson ... Lenny - the bartender
Mary Mallen ... Sharon
Lewis D. Wheeler ... 1st Businessman at Bar
Anthony Estrella Anthony Estrella ... 2nd Businessman at Bar
C.J. Wilson ... George
Susan Pourfar ... Nurse Irene
Robert Sella Robert Sella ... Dr. Muller
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Storyline

Lee Chandler is a brooding, irritable loner who works as a handyman for a Boston apartment block. One damp winter day he gets a call summoning him to his hometown, north of the city. His brother's heart has given out suddenly, and he's been named guardian to his 16-year-old nephew. As if losing his only sibling and doubts about raising a teenager weren't enough, his return to the past re-opens an unspeakable tragedy. Written by Jwelch5742

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Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language throughout and some sexual content | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 December 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Manchester junto al mar See more »

Filming Locations:

Lynn, Massachusetts, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$8,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$256,498, 20 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$47,695,120, 21 April 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$62,201,310, 19 March 2017
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The beginning of the funeral scene shows George's sons although they are not named in the movie. See more »

Goofs

When Lee gets home and sees Suzy on the couch, the three drawings hanging from the fireplace mantle appear and disappear between shots. See more »

Quotes

Patrick: What happened to your hand?
Lee Chandler: I cut it.
Patrick: Oh, thanks. For a minute there, I didn't know what happened.
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Alternate Versions

In Australia, the film was originally passed MA-15+ uncut, however the distributors opted to re-edit the audio and cut the length of the film, in order to remove every use of the term 'c-t' and 'motherf--er'. Following these changes the film was later re-classified and the rating was lowered to 'M'. See more »


Soundtracks

He Shall Feed His Flock Like A Shepherd; Come Unto Him - The Messiah
Written by George Frideric Handel
Katherine Ciesinski and Judith Blegen, Solists
Performed by Musica Sacra Chorus & Musica Sacra Orchestra (as Orchestra)
Conducted by Richard Westenburg
Courtesy of Sony Classical
by arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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I honestly can't see what all the hype is about.
19 December 2016 | by dmahonesSee all my reviews

If the rating was based on a total of five stars, I would have given the movie two stars, for TOO long, TOO boring and TOO depressing. Since its a ten star rating system I gave it five stars because their were some good performances, notably Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges. You can certainly see Matt Damon's influence in the film, as the nephews character seems an awful lot like Damon's character in Good Will Hunting with his rapid fire, wise ass responses to almost everything he's asked. Casey Affleck's character grew old after the first half hour and I kept hoping it would evolve. Instead I just kept looking at my watch wishing the time would go by faster. I honestly can't see what all the hype is about.


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